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Farah Karipenini, MD

Up Close | UCSF Fresno Surgeon Helps the Unsheltered and Children Living in Poverty

By Barbara Anderson, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on April 11, 2023
On a chilly morning, dozens of cold and hungry people are at Poverello House in Fresno for a safe place to rest, eat a hot meal, take a shower, do laundry, and for some it is a chance to get free health screenings and to talk to Farah Karipineni, MD, a UCSF Fresno endocrine surgeon and faculty...
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UCSF Fresno Celebrates Match Day and Incoming Residents

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on March 17, 2023
The UCSF School of Medicine regional campus in Fresno celebrated today (March 17) as the identities were revealed of 73 medical residents (interns) and four oral and maxillofacial surgery residents who will start residency training this summer at UCSF Fresno. This year’s Match Day also marked an...
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Fresno County, UCSF Fresno Mobile HeaL Partner to Give Rural Preventative Health Care

By Barbara Anderson, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on March 13, 2023
Agricultural workers lined up inside the equipment barn at Terranova Ranch in southwest Fresno County on a cold February morning for staff of UCSF Fresno Mobile Health and Learning (Mobile HeaL) to take blood pressures, screen for diabetes and give flu and COVID-19 shots.

UCSF Fresno team visits Cuba on Information-Finding Trip for Global Learning

By Barbara Anderson, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on February 07, 2023
Staying up to date on global disease trends and novel approaches to health care is integral to UCSF Fresno’s commitment to improving health and reducing the burden of disease in vulnerable populations, and to that effort, a team recently traveled to Cuba on an information-finding trip to study the...
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SJV PRIME Students Held Health Fairs at Mexican Consulate

By Lucero Benitez, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on January 19, 2023
UCSF San Joaquin Valley Program in Medical Education (SJV PRIME) students and the National Hispanic Pharmacist Association held free blood pressure and glucose checks at the Mexican Consulate in Fresno, serving dozens of people from September to December in 2022. 

Up Close | 2022: The Year in Review

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on December 13, 2022
UCSF Fresno achieved new milestones and our faculty, trainees, learners, staff and partners, as always, demonstrated ongoing commitment to the communities we serve. Here is a look back at some of our shining moments in 2022 despite challenging times during the third year of the pandemic.     ...
Geetha Sivasubramanian, MD

Up Close | UCSF Fresno Infectious Diseases Specialist Treating Monkeypox Patients

By Barbara Anderson, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on November 15, 2022
Up Close | UCSF Fresno Infectious Diseases Specialist Treating Monkeypox Patients Under CDC Research Protocol Before the first case of monkeypox had been identified in Fresno County this summer, a UCSF Fresno infectious diseases specialist had obtained “compassionate use” approval through a...
Sara Higginson, MD

Up Close | UCSF Fresno Thanks Veterans for Service to our Country

By Barbara Anderson, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on November 08, 2022
Up Close | UCSF Fresno Thanks Veterans for Service to our Country We are honored to have physicians on our team who are veterans of the Armed Services. Below is an interview (edited for brevity) with one of our faculty physicians, Sara Higginson, MD, FACS, who is a UCSF Fresno trauma surgeon and...

Up Close | UCSF Fresno Physicians Volunteer at Two Cities Marathon to Provide Medical Care

By Barbara Anderson, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on October 31, 2022
Up Close | UCSF Fresno Physicians Volunteer at Two Cities Marathon to Provide Medical Care For the past decade, UCSF Fresno Emergency Medicine and Wilderness Medicine physicians and medical residents have cared for race participants at the Two Cities Marathon that takes place yearly in Fresno/...

UCSF Fresno-Managed California AHEC Awarded $1.98M to Develop Health Professions Pathway Programs

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on October 06, 2022
UCSF Fresno-Managed California Area Health Education Center Awarded $1.98M to Develop Health Professions Pathway Programs

Up Close | UCSF Fresno-Managed California AHEC Awarded $1.98M for Pathway Programs

By By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on October 06, 2022
Up Close | UCSF Fresno-Managed California Area Health Education Center Awarded $1.98M to Develop Health Professions Pathway Programs

UCSF Fresno Doctors Academy Accepting Applications for 2022-2023

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on September 28, 2022
UCSF Fresno Doctors Academy Accepting Applications for 2022-2023 School Year

Up Close | Fourth Cohort of Students in UCSF SJV PRIME Start Classes

By By Barbara Anderson, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on September 06, 2022
UP CLOSE | Fourth Cohort of Students in UCSF SJV PRIME Start Classes
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San Joaquin Valley California Medicine Scholars Program Accepting Applications

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on September 06, 2022
Community college students from the San Joaquin Valley who are interested in becoming doctors are invited to apply for the San Joaquin Valley California Medicine Scholars Program (SJV-CMSP). SJV-CMSP is a pre-medical diversity pathway from community college to medical school with the goal of...

Up Close | UCSF Fresno Participating in Worldwide Study of Potential Treatment for Chronic, Painful Skin Disease

By By Barbara Anderson, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on August 26, 2022
UCSF Fresno is preparing to enroll participants in a worldwide study to evaluate a potential new treatment for hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), a chronic, inflammatory skin disease that is very painful and has no cure.

UCSF Fresno Welcomes Dedicated Clinician-Educator-Researcher and Diabetes Expert as New Chief of Medicine

By Barbara Anderson, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on July 27, 2022
UCSF Fresno welcomes a physician board-certified in Internal Medicine and Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, as new chief of Medicine.

What is the difference between heat stroke and heat exhaustion?

By Juanita Adame | YourCentralValley.com on July 16, 2022
Dr. Jessie Werner featured in Your Central Valley.  “This kind of heat is really dangerous for anybody,” said Jessie Werner, Assistant Professor for emergency medicine at UCSF Fresno. 
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UCSF Fresno creates pathway for community college to medical school

By Amanda Aguilar | ABC 30 on July 01, 2022
California has launched a new pre-medical pathway program for community college students. UCSF Fresno is one of only four medical schools in the state participating in the California Medicine Scholars Program.

Up Close | UCSF Fresno One of Four Regional Hubs in California to Build Pathway from Community College to the Medical Field

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on June 29, 2022
UP CLOSE | UCSF Fresno Named One of Four Regional Hubs in California to Build Pathway for Community College Students to the Medical Field
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UCSF Fresno Named One of Four Regional Hubs in California to Build Pathway for Community College Students to the Medical Field

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on June 28, 2022
UCSF Fresno Creates Office to Enhance Coordination and Success of Regional Campus’ Pathway Programs

UCSF Fresno Named One of Four Regional Hubs in California to Build Pathway for Community College Students to the Medical Field

By Brandy Ramos Nikaido, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on June 28, 2022
UCSF Fresno Creates Office to Enhance Coordination and Success of Regional Campus’ Pathway Programs
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Valley health experts warn of heat-related illness in extreme weather

By Nic Garcia | ABC 30 on June 10, 2022
"The biggest takeaway is if you're in the heat, you don't feel well and you can't get out of the heat or get hydrated, just come to the hospital," said Dr. Sarah Roberson, who works in Emergency Medicine at UCSF Fresno.

Up Close | UCSF Fresno Emergency Physician Needs a Master Calendar to Keep Up with Four Children and a Busy Medical Career – But Would Have It No Other Way

By Barbara Anderson, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on June 09, 2022
The oldest of four siblings raised on 10 acres in Kerman, Rene Ramirez, MD, relished Sunday afternoon family get-togethers playing with his brother, two sisters, and cousins, and he feels the same joy now spending family time with his four children. Dr. Ramirez, a UCSF Fresno emergency physician...
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Faculty Member at UCSF Fresno Gets Special Mother’s Day Gift

By Barbara Anderson, UCSF Fresno Communications, [email protected] on May 22, 2022
Medical school graduates learned where they would be spending the next three to seven years in hands-on clinical training, an early Mother’s Day gift awaited Loren Alving, MD.

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